[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] New list spin-off?

From: Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Date: Fri Feb 2 14:01:32 EET 2007
On Fri Feb  2 10:56:24 2007, Murray Cumming wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 12:53 +0200, quim.gil at nokia.com wrote:
> > >If you don't have "dev" or "developer" somewhere in those > 
> >developer list names, they will be bothered with user > 
> >questions, and those users will then be dissatisfied with > >being 
> sent away. Descriptions aren't enough.
> > > I was waiting some kind of concept approval before going into 
> wording.
> > Let's see if this makes sense (at least to Ferenc, our dear 
> server-side
> > admin):
> > > platform at lists.maemo.org  (renamed maemo-developers at maemo.org, 
> no change
> > in subscribers)
> There's no "dev", "devel" or "development" in the name. It will be
> bothered by users.
I'd agree.

> > app-devel at lists.maemo.org (new list, interested people need to 
> join)
> > > powerusers at lists.maemo.org  (renamed maemo-users at maemo.org, no 
> change in
> > subscribers)
> > About the flags in the email subject, is this a problem? I can 
> live
> > with/without them, no strong opinion here. 
> It's annoying to me.

Actually, it's more than mere annoyance. On a small screen device 
(anyone around here got one of those?), a lengthy [list] prefix takes 
up a substantial chunk of space, meaning that the actual subject line 
itself is obscured.

So I'd prefer them to be off, but I'd happy with a short prefix, too.

(The List-* headers are well worth looking at for those of us writing 
email clients.)

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